Mandal is a town in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is located at a junction of the Kathiawar peninsula and mainland India. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Ahmedabad at a distance of 87 km south-east. Those with a keen sense of exploring the traditional Gujarati cuisine and countryside can visit this place.
Places to Stay
In order to find a good lodging place, one has to travel to Ahmedabad, a city which has a wide variety of affordable hotels besides other facilities expected from a metro city. Some of the options which are worth trying out are Royal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Raj Tilak Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shereton Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Rann Riders (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The town lacks unique places of tourist attraction. However, some of the places which are worth visiting in Ahmedabad are Sabarmati Ashram, Calico Textile Museum, Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyyed Masjid, Sardar Valllabhbhai Patel National Memorial, Nagina Wadi, Sidi Bashir Masjid, Ellis Bridge, Nehru Bridge, Vastrapur Lake and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad at a distance of 93 km.
The Gandhinagar Junction Railway Station in the major railway station in the state capital of Gandhinagar close to the area, at a distance of 83 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses connecting different cities in the region pass through this place. Buses to the area available from Ahmedabad as well as Gandhinagar. When you are booking a bus ticket online, check out for the numerous offers that several bus booking websites give from time to time.
Vijay Nagar is a city located in the Bellary district of north Karnataka. Its residents are very religious judging by the number of temples and holy sites one can find here. It is close to Hampi, a historical place famous for its temples. The term Vijay means ‘Victory’, and Nagar means ‘City’.
Places to Stay
Vijay Nagar offers several good budget hotels. Abhimaani Vasathi (Tariff – Rs. 2000), Roxel Inn Moonstone (Tariff-Rs. 1000), and Hotel Vande Mahtaram (Tariff- Rs. 1000) are some good budget hotels here.
The official language here is Kannada. Locals also understand English.
As this is a holy city, one can witness religious events happening here round the year. Every temple in this place organizes prayers to their deity every month. Dussehra is a big event here and is celebrated with much grandeur.
Places to Visit
Lotus Mahal, The Royal centre (2 km), Vittala temple, Hemakuta temple, the Sacred Center, Elephant Stables, and Ramachandra temple- these are just a few places to visit in Vijay Nagar.
How to Get There
Bangalore International Airport is the to Vijay Nagar city.
Vijay Nagar has well connected railway lines to major cities and towns.
There are numerous buses to and fro to Bangalore and other cities. Bus number 61 is direct from city of Vijay Nagar. When you book your bus ticket online you don’t need to go to ticket counters and stand in long queues.